RNAS Culdrose Air Day (Picture Heavy)


supersammy

Link Posted 09/09/2015 - 22:34
A few pictures from Culdrose Air Day 2015. This was my first air day, and are my first proper pictures of aircraft

1. Tornado GR4



2. Harrier Ground Run



3. Muscle Bi-Plane



4. Wildcat



5. P-40 Kittyhawk



6. Frecce Tricolori



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13. Mig-29



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20. Gnat Display Team


The team were receiving donations and were almost ready to acquire a new gnat, but unfortunately, two days later, the red and white jet crashed at Chris Evans' Car Fest

21. RAF Aerobatics Squad, made up of retired Red Arrows pilots



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24. Chinook



25. FA-18 Hornet (Swiss Military)



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27. Seafire - essentially a Spitfire, but with a more powerful engine, to get off the aircraft carriers



There was also the Hawker jet that crashed a couple of weeks ago, feels really strange to have seen both flying, and hearing the news that they have crashed

Any tips on how to improve would be greatly appreciated

johnriley

Link Posted 09/09/2015 - 23:23
That's a great set of images and I wouldn't think much improvement would be possible. I'd be very pleased with all of these.
Best regards, John

supersammy

Link Posted 09/09/2015 - 23:32
Thanks John!! Hopefully getting more practice by travelling to the Mach Loop in Wales sometime in the near future. Fast jet at 250ft sounds great to me!!

swarf

Link Posted 09/09/2015 - 23:35
An absolutely cracking set of air display images - they also show a variety of 'types' of air display shots. There are so many really strong images that I don't want to pick one out as a favourite. You should be really proud of your results.

Phil
K-5iiS; K-r; ME Super; ME; DA* 16-50 f2.8; DA 18-135 WR; DA 55-300 WR; HD DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited; FA 50mm f1.4; A50mm f1.7; DAL 18-55mm; M40mm f2.8; + assorted non-Pentax lenses

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Chrism8

Link Posted 10/09/2015 - 04:43
Just come back from the Mach Loop last night, its superb, these are excellent as well and for me the only improvement would be to have dropped the shutter speed on the prop shots ( Helicopters ) to have some motion in the prop and not to freeze it in mid-air.
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax DFA 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax DFA* 24 - 70 F2.8

Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM
Last Edited by Chrism8 on 10/09/2015 - 04:44

LennyBloke

Link Posted 10/09/2015 - 08:29
If that's your first time then I can't wait to see your photos when you improve

An excellent set, you should be chuffed
LennyBloke

supersammy

Link Posted 10/09/2015 - 16:14
I did try to slow my shutter down a little, Chris, but panning with the planes at that speed was too difficult, but I suppose its just practice though! Thanks everyone for the great comments

Chrism8

Link Posted 10/09/2015 - 16:43
The Seafire has some nice prop movement, if you look at the exif date on that image, I would guess you shot that at about 1/125th sec, the Helicopters are slightly easier as they hover plus they are slower and its worth trying somewhere around 1/100th all depending on what lens you've got attached
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax DFA 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax DFA* 24 - 70 F2.8

Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM

supersammy

Link Posted 10/09/2015 - 17:07
The Seafire, surprisingly, has a shutter speed of 1/500th sec, at F8, with the Tamron 70-300 F4-5.6, at 300mm, but was much lower and closer than other prop planes, so I wonder if that helped?
The helicopters were shot with a shutter speed of 1/180th sec, at 300mm too. I do agree that the helicopters were easier, and through their display, because their display was longer and I was able to get a few shots away before, and change the shutter speed around.

PeterKR

Link Posted 11/09/2015 - 20:14
johnriley wrote:
That's a great set of images and I wouldn't think much improvement would be possible. I'd be very pleased with all of these.

I'll second that - they're a set to be proud of.
I couldn't believe the clarity you've achieved from that Tammy lens ?
Perhaps I don't need that Pentax 150-450 after all ???

Best regards
Peter
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